Since the establishment in 1871, auto-electrical components production company Continental works to increase road safety without lowering the bar for pleasure and comfort when driving. The company has been steadily growing its expertise in mobility, transport and manufacturing for more than 140 years. With over 200,000 highly skilled employees in 53 countries, Continental works to create exceptional quality innovative vehicle solutions.
Continental's investment is the largest in Lithuania
Continental’s decision to invest in Lithuania, in Kaunas FEZ, was determined not only by the excellently developed local infrastructure but also by the high potential of the technical-academic community of Kaunas region. Employees’ skills, know-how and experience are among the critical factors which influenced such a decision by the German investor.
This greenfield investment of Continental is the biggest one not only in Kaunas FEZ but also in Lithuania during the last 30 years. The company will invest a total of 95 million euros in the project and employ over 1,000 people. The arrival of Continental is considered to be an influential factor which contributes to the development of the car industry both in Kaunas region and in the whole country.
The company will produce only high-value electrical components in Lithuania: door and seat controls, intelligent glass controls, adaptive cruise control sensors, and front radars for the emergency brake function.
According to the company, this investment is part of Continental’s strategy to grow the electrical components market in Europe and to meet the growing demand.
The new factory has been opened in Kaunas FEZ
Construction works of the electrical components plant of the German investor Continental which were begun in July of 2018 were completed in only 15 months.
The electrical components plant built in Kaunas is a model project for other Continental construction projects around the world. The experience gained from this project is already being applied at other new Continental plants in Aguascalientes, Mexico and Debrecen, Hungary. The factory in Lithuania is distinguished by the most modern technical conditions and meets the highest standards of the automotive industry. In addition, this plant has been designed and built with a special focus on the environment and sustainability.
In October of 2019, production of auto-electrical components was started in the 22,000 sq. m. manufacturing, administration and storage premises. Sensors, regulation systems, electrical components designed for contactless charging in cars, safety systems and radars are being manufactured in Continental Automotive Lithuania located in Kaunas FEZ.